posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 12:01 PM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Technically speaking, "natural causes" is the most ridiculous term that has ever been used to describe the cause of a death.
One does not die because nature says so. One dies when ones heart, kidneys, liver, or some other organ or combination thereof, fails. One dies when
ones nervous system shuts down through one or another illness. There is no such thing as dying of old age. The cause is always EXACT and specific.
There may be persons who have gone to their graves, without having been extensively examined to find a precise and relevant cause, but I can assure
you, that every person who has ever died, of anything at all, whether it be at the end of a long life, or far too early, has died because a specific
organ, blood vessel, or gland has failed to do its work, or because that work has been interfered with by a nefarious act.
So, as natural as a cause might be, it is the parlance of the simpleton to use the phrase "natural causes" to describe a cause of death. I realise
that the phrase is oft bandied about by pathologists, but it is only used in such a way because the people with whom they communicate the results of
their findings are not broadly informed enough to translate the real cause.